SAINTS: Long takes centre stage

By SFC Media time Thu 13 Feb Saints v Burnley
Photo by Matt Watson | Shane Long

Shane Long is the subject of a revealing feature interview inside SAINTS, as the matchday programme returns after a three-week absence this weekend.

The Southampton striker discusses his long road back into the starting line-up, his blossoming partnership with Danny Ings, his social media exile and his international prospects, as the Irishman chases a recall ahead of next month’s crucial Euro 2020 play-offs.

Elsewhere, Nathan Redmond gives an honest review of Saints’ cruel FA Cup exit at Tottenham, while Ralph Hasenhüttl writes about the importance of rediscovering the team’s sharpness after the winter break.

Club legends Franny Benali and Matt Le Tissier also feature, as the tough-tackling former left-back targets a return to winning ways against Burnley, while the iconic number seven shares some of his favourite memories as a player at The Dell.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Shane Long(L) of Southampton scores to make it 1-1 during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 05, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/SouthamptonFC via Getty Images)
Long was on target in Saints' last game before the winter break at Tottenham

Sam Tighe provides his usual insight on the opposition and highlights where Saints can look to hurt Burnley, as the visitors arrive at St Mary’s level on points with their hosts.

As always, SAINTS offers something for all ages, with a welcome dose of nostalgia in our history section and a host of quizzes and games for our younger readers.

Supporters can pick up issue 16 of the matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, priced at £4.

SAINTS is also available to buy online, either as individual editions or as a seasonal subscription. Visit


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